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Irish Question, No. 18] 



Speaking before an Irish-American audience at Boston, 
Mr. T. M. Healy, M.P., said:— 

"I say that the property of the Irish landlords deserves 
to be abolished more than the propert} r of slaveholders 
deserved to be wiped out by the sign manual of Abraham 
Lincoln. We believe that landlordism is the prop of English 
rule, and we are working to take that prop away. To drive 
out British rule from Ireland, we must strike at the founda- 
tion, and that foundation is landlordism "We 

wish to see Ireland what God intended she should 
be— a powerful nation. We seek no bargain with 
England. As the Master said unto the tempter, when he 
offered him the kingdom of the earth, ' Begone, Satan ! ' so 
we will say unto them, * Begone, Saxon ! ' " 

— Irishman, December 24, 1881. 

Mr. PamelVs lieutenant is not in the habit of saying less 
than he means. 

At Gorey, in the County Wexford, on August 23, 1885, 
Mr. O'BRIEN, M.P., said :— 

" When the complete programme of the Land League is 
accomplished, landlordism would vanish from the country, 
and the soil of Ireland would be free, its people owning no 

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master but the Almighty, and owning no flag but the 
green flag of an independent Irish nation." 

— Irish Times, August 24, 1885. 

These are the sentiments of one who tve are now told does 
not want Separation. 

At a meeting at Crosspatrick, in the County Kilkenny, 
on October 31, 1884, attended by Mr. Maeum, M.P., the 
Bev. Mr. Duggan, of Kilkenny, speaking of bailiffs and land 
agents, said : — 

" He could not, of course, recommend them to boycott 
them, because the Crimes Act was in being now — 
(laughter) — but lie would tell them what they could do. 
(•Cheers.) They were not bound to walk with them, or to 
marry them ; but he would tell them what they were 
bound to do in charity — they were bound to bury 

—Evening Mail, October 31, 1884. 
This is the teaching of a minister of a Christian Church I 

At Nurney, in the County Kildare, Mr. W. REDMOND, 

M.P., said, on February 15, 1885 : — 

" Mr. Parnell exhibited no intolerance of men who might 
"be anxious ultimately to liberate Ireland by the sword. 

11 At a number of meetings which had lately been held 
throughout the country cheers had been given for 
the Mahdi — (another cheer for the Mahdi) — and he be- 
lieved that nothing which had occurred for years so much 
brought home to the English people the bitter fact, and the 
great truth, that Ireland regarded England as her 
enemy, and rejoiced at her misfortunes." 

■ — United Ireland, February 21, 1885. 

Will a half measure, like the Home Rule Bill, appease 
such feelings as these ? 

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Mr. O'Brien, M.P., at Bansha, County Tipperary, on 
February 8, 1885 :— 

" Remember that if our struggle is a long and hard one 
the rewards and prizes of victory are very great ; prairie 
rents for the farmers ; less than prairie rents, if possible, for 
the labourers— (cheers) — for all of us a free and happy Irish 
nation, disenthralled from the long sufferings of centuries, 
invigorated and illumined with the sacred energy of 
national independence." (Loud and prolonged applause.) 

— United Ireland, February 14, 1885. 

Are the men who offer such bribes Patriots or Hireling- 
Agitators ? 

Leading Aeticle in United Ireland, April 4, 1885 : — 

" An Indian rising would mark the first success of the 
Eussian arms on the frontier. An Irish rising would burst 
forth on the fi,rst signal from a French war-ship. A French 
diversion in Canada would cause the insurrection which Kiel 
has stirred up among the French half-breeds in the far 
north-west to spread into a conflagration, which would pro- 
bably raise the French of Lower Canada in arms ; and the 
power of the Dominion Government to cope with such an 
emergency would not be augmented by the Irish-American 
raids across the frontier. " 

Remember that Mr. Parnell and Mr. Justin M y Car thy arc 
the proprietors of " United Ireland." 

Mr. Eedmond, M.P., at Newcastle-on-Tyne, on May 17,. 

1885 :— 

" Why have the Irish people voluntarily and heartily 
cheered the Mahdi? Chiefly because the Mahdi is the 
enemy of England, and his men are killing Englishmen. 
This is a hard and bitter, but most true, fact. (Hear, hear.) 
The Irish cheer the Mahdi because he is the enemy of 
the English ! It is simply 

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folly on the part of the English people to shut their eyes 
to the fact, which is patent to the whole world, that the 
great bulk of the Irish people are up and in a state 
of rebellion, which, as my friend Mr. O'Brien 
said, is merely tempered by the scarcity of fire- 
arms in the country.'' 

— United Ireland, May 23, 1885. 

This scarcity of firearms icould soon be remedied under 
Home Bide. 

Mr. Sexton, at Dublin, on October 14, 1881 : — 

" I will not mince my words, and I say that the one 
prevailing and unchangeable passion between Ireland and 
England is the passion of hate." 

— Meeting of Central Land League. 

This is but a tiny stream, draicn off from the vast tide 
of malevolence and hate that has swept ov&r Ireland. Wlicn 
the state of feeling in Ireland lis such as tlies'e speeclies iui- 
doubtedly show it, is it not madness to expose ourselves to 
the setting up of an independent nation, which mag retain 
for generations, the evil lessons so wickedly and so persistently 
preached by the Parnellite Party ? 

Is it any wonder that Mr. Gladstone should have said of 
these men : — 

" It is perfectly true that these gentlemen wish 
to march through rapine to disintegration and 
dismemberment of the empire." 

—Times, October 28, 1881. 

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